Saturday, November 26, 2011

Another sewing project - Baby Coat!

I always knew if I ever have a baby girl I would make many, many cute things for her. It is much more difficult with boys. I love to make some things for my little boy, like sweaters, hats, gloves... but with girls it so much fun. And so, during the summer I tried my hand sewing for her some shirts and dresses, and when I saw ManiMina pattern for Hooded Kimono Coat I wanted to give it a try. I was surrprised how easy actually it was and I was so happy with the result!
First I made the coat using polar fleece and polka dot cotton. But as it was getting colder here I thought it would be great for her to have some faux fur coat and I decided to make a second coat. For the second coat I slightly modified the front and made it more round and closer to the neck, so that it keeps her really warm. I couldn't be happier with the results! 
If you are an amateur in sewing as I am you must try this! It is so easy and looks so chic! :-)


Loralou said...

I know what you mean, I made things for my little boy, but I am going crazy making things (mainly your patterns!) for my baby girl due next year :)

Kristin said...

I have always felt the same way... I wasn't able to make anything for my son because I didn't think crafty stuff was cute on/for boys. Now that I have a daughter I want to make her everything!! I am very new at sewing, but that coat is adorable! I wonder if I will get a chance to try it out. ;)

Mon Petit Violon said...

It is good to know I am not the only one who feels this way! :-) Sometimes I feel guilty about it and actually right now I am working on a sweater for my little boy - he asked me to make it for him, and it just melted my heart... but it is true - not all crafty stuff looks good on boys, but with girls the possibilities are endless... :-)